Clearing Txt message history?

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    Just got my new DX and love it..Only thing is it seems to keep track of messages btwn you and your contacts. If I go to contacts and slide the screen over it has a list of recent messages (even though I deleted the txt thread from within messaging). Is there a way to clear this history as well?? Or keep it from saving it at all??
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    That is a great question, wish I had the answer but will check back to see what others say.

    After a while this is going to really take up space if these 'histories' can not be deleted permanently.
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    Excellent question, i would like to know this as well.....i've looked every in settings and online and could not find anything on how to clear the history.
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    holy moly.... this is not good for those that....live secret lives lol

    It seems the only way to erase that history is to >_> erase the contact.....

    wtf moto! you startin to piss me off....
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    tap and hold your finger on the person you want to delete the message with and it looks like it will delete the conversation
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    No luck with that method, no delete option comes up.
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    That is odd that it wont work for you. I played with the settings but couldnt tell you what ive changed, but it works for me.
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    That method sounds more like erasing the contact.
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    When i did it theres two options that come up. the top one is "open conversation" and the bottom "delete conversation".
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    If i even try to open up past convos i erased it says "message unavailable"
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    One workaround I just found out is sliding to the "History" page of the contacts, pull up the menu go to "Display Group" and press on "Contacts" then this will only show you the history of calls.

    But it doesnt ERASE the text history, so if someone is nosey and smart (bad mix lol) they can still get into your history.
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    But the whole message is viewable. Tiger Woods would not approve.

    Sevin can you go step by step thru what you did if you remember?
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    I agree trust me, I have a gf that sees a "hello" from another member of the human race with a **** and I'll be getting kicked out of a car at full speed LOL I don't need that...
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    if you are on the message screen where it displays all of the messages and you press the button on the left with the four squares and then go to select multiple you can delete multiple peoples text messages
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    You're going through the "Text Message" app not the "Contacts" App, "Contacts" Will still show your erased "Text Message" messages
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    How much space is this gonna take up after a while? This is something that needs to be fixed. Or the way to permanently DEL these messages is discovered.
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    When you select Text Message, select the contact that you want to delete the conversation (at this point, you should see chat bubbles, the actual text). Then click the menu button and there should be a "Delete" button. This will delete all the messages on a "per contact" basis, rather than just wiping all messages with everyone.

    To delete all of it, go back to the page that lists all your text contacts, click the menu button, click the button "Select multiple", and now at the bottom, it should have 2 buttons, Delete or Cancel.

    And yes, it will still show up in the contact book, when you view their contact, there's actually 3 pages, if you swipe to the first page, it shows the history, whether you deleted it or not.

    Hopefully Moto will fix this.
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    Considering the messages will say "unavaibable" if clicked on means its just a short cut like on the computer. Doesn't take much space at all and is more of an annoyance and hinders privacy.
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    That will erase the actual text message, but it wont delete it from showing up in the Contact History
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    My guess is the phone keeps a recorded log file of the text. I tried rebooting my phone, assuming it was a "RAM" thing, but it's still there.
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